Hope Deferred - Abrupt End to the Katanga Case Fails Victims
[ISS]On 25 June 2014, the defence team of Germain Katanga, former commander of the Force de rĂ©sistance patriotique en Ituri (FPRI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), withdrew its notice of appeal against his conviction by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On the basis of Katanga's withdrawal of appeal, the Prosecution also filed a notice of discontinuation of its appeal against the same judgment.
Angola Repatriation - Antonio Returns Home After 40 Years in DR Congo
[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -When Antonio last stood in his home village of Kwilu, Angola was a colony of Portugal on the verge of becoming independent.
UN Insists On Neutralization of FDLR
[News of Rwanda]The UN Security Council on Tuesday called for "swift neutralization" of the FDLR rebel militia operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The call is made in order to bring stability to the country and the Great Lakes region at large.
Congonews Editor Held Without Charge After Criticizing Archbishop
[CPJ]Nairobi -An editor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been held by police without charge for a week in connection with libel allegations over a column published in the privately owned bi-weekly CongoNews, according to local journalists and news reports.
WHO - Dozens Monitored for Possible Ebola in DRC
[VOA]The World Health Organization says 80 people are now being monitored for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where officials reported an outbreak of the disease this week.
Kabila Eyes Lifetime Presidency and Must Be Given a Way Out
[African Arguments]Current events in the elite politics of the DRC should be of great concern for those who follow developments in the country. Systematic efforts are being made by the Presidency and sections of the Presidential Majority to modify the 2006 constitution or, more likely, to have a new constitution passed by referendum. This would enable the incumbent President to abolish the current two-term limit to his presidential mandate.
DRC Mining Awards Set for October
[CAJ News]Johannesburg -THE mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo will in October celebrate top individuals in the sector following the introduction of the DRC Mining Industry Awards.
[Times of Zambia]MORE than 100 trucks from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are marooned at Kazungula Border on the Zambian side because authorities on the Botswana side are not allowing them to enter that country.
Security Council Press Statement On Democratic Republic of Congo, Great Lakes Region
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom):
Forest Stewardship Council Puts Business Interests First
[Greenpeace]As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to allow Swiss-German timber group, Danzer, back into its system.
Govt Strengthens Measures As Ebola Hits DRC
[Focus]The ministry of health has assured the public that various preventive measures are in place following confirmed ebola cases in the DRC.
Information Ministry Bans 61 Newspapers
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders calls on the information ministry to rescind two new decrees, one on 18 August declaring 75 newspapers defunct for failing to publish for the past three years, and one on 20 August banning 61 other newspapers on the grounds that they have no legal existence.
Health Minister Confirms Ebola Deaths in Congo
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Dr. FĂ©lix Kabange Numbi, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said on television Sunday that two deaths among a dozen suspected Ebola patients were due to Ebola.
Sisters With a Message - Our Music Will Go Where Our Feet Can't Reach
[UNHCR]Ottawa -As refugees in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, the four Bahati sisters released a debut single entitled "Don't Give Up." It's a message they have long embraced and which has helped them survive the tough times and make a go of things since being resettled in Canada two years ago.
Govt Says Ebola Not Linked to West African Outbreak
[VOA]The Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister said two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in his country.
Ebola Surveillance Strengthened in Rwanda As DRC Confirms Two Cases
[New Times]Following confirmed cases of Ebola in neighboring DR Congo, and given the escalating outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, the Ministry of Health on Monday again reassured the public that preventive measures are in place and there should be no cause for panic.
Ebola Outbreak in DRC - Same Virus, but Different
[Deutsche Welle]New cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are spreading fears that the virus will spread further across Africa. Yet, the variety found in Central Africa might be of a different kind.
DRC Confirms First Ebola Cases
[Deutsche Welle]The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first cases of Ebola in an epidemic that has hit four other African nations. Seventy people have died in DRC in the past 10 days of a previously unidentified fever.
Congolese Medical Team Arrives for Ebola Fight
[Heritage]A five man medical team from the Democratic Republic of Congo has arrived in Liberia with a pledge to help Liberia in its fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
Ebola - DR Congo Confirms Two Cases
[Leadership]Two out of eight cases tested in an outbreak of deadly fever in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were positive for the Ebola virus.